Fork - Philadelphia

4.6
4173 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Fork has been part of Philadelphia's exciting dining scene for over 20 years. Always evolving , Fork has stayed true to its mission, with a commitment to seasonality, carefully sourced local ingredients grown and produced by local farmers, producers and fishermen. Located in Old City, a neighborhood of art galleries, shops and independent small businesses, Fork is completely consistent with that spirit. The dining room includes gorgeous contemporary murals and a central concrete bar where you can watch the action in our open kitchen. Our spacious dining room and outdoor streetery allow for plenty of social distancing so you can relax and enjoy the warm hospitality offered by our team whether you are stopping by for one of our delicious cocktails or celebrating a birthday or anniversary.

Esquire - "100 Restaurants We Can't Afford to Lose" January 2021
James Beard Foundation Finalist - Outstanding Restaurateur, Ellen Yin, 2018 - 2019; Best Chef Mid-Atlantic, Eli Kulp 2016

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Experiences

  • Thanksgiving 2021

    $95.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Choose any two per person: Kuri curry squash soup with pickled apple Brussels sprouts and smoked grapes, feta, horseradish, hazelnut dukkah Spanish Mackerel Crudo, hakurei turnip, oranges, sunflower seeds Beet Salad, persimmons, yogurt --- Farm salad, kiwi berry vinaigrette, puffed rice, chili crème fraiche, aged alpine cheese --- Choose 1 for 2 people -Green Meadow Farm Roasted Heirloom Turkey, Cranberry-rosemary-citrus sauce, gravy -Dry-Aged 32 oz Rib Eye Steak , confit garlic ($20 supp per person) -Whole Pennsylvania Trout, brown butter, herbs For the table: Anadama Corn and Walnut Stuffing Mashed potatoes with shaved truffle Roasted Fall Root Vegetables & Mushrooms Dessert: Assorted High Street Pies Ginger molasses cookies Biscotti

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4173 people are saying
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Whhh
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is rare for even the better restaurants to operate without mis-steps, but Fork is unusual in that regard. Service was delightful, and the courses were well-spaced, the dishes well-thought, prepared and plated. Often one course outshines the others (e.g. apps versus entree, or dessert), but all courses were equally good here. A fun and delightful time, we enjoyed it. While we did buy one of their better bottles, if I had any suggestion it would be for a better wine list.

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MikeY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great service in a very stylish environment

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Looking4fantastic
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Interesting use of hard to come by vegetables but the combination, the presentation, the dressing and sauces, just didn't work. The chocolate dessert was the best part of the dinner but wouldn't go back again.

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious; server knowledgeable, helpful and prompt.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

They add 20 per cent gratuity to every check which is understandable. They write that on the menu. So try to remind yourself they do that because if you don’t , odds are they won’t and you will find you have tipped 20 percent or more on top of twenty percent. It then adds a bad taste in your mouth and creates a disappointing experience when if you remember In hindsight your failure to remember their tipping mandate. The ownership was very conciliatory when the circumstance was later brought to their intention indicating restaurant protocols were not followed in this instance . Too bad bc it is a highly regarded restaurant in which you would not expect this kind of “ lapse “. But rule number one still applies , buyer beware.

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vipNYEater
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The space is lovely but the food and level of service were beyond disappointing. Inattentive, bored service accompanied by average food doesn’t merit the $300+ tab for the meal. Delicate bass was overpowered by a thick, too-heavy sauce; nicely prepared duck breast was accompanied by bland, store-bought-tasting sausage; the cocktails were meh and unimaginative; and when told that the olive oil cake was dry, the server expressed an apology, thanked us for the feedback, then disappeared, only to return some time later to ask if we’d like to keep holding on to our uneaten cake. Kind of tone deaf. The gratuity is included, so we couldn’t even send a message. We overheard the table next to us having a similar experience: “The tip’s already included? No one did anything! There was hardly anyone here!” Tell us about it. At least the wine was good.

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KaitlynM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg the Mezcal Old Fashioned was divine and the brunch was excellent!

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vipRobertR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The good:
I mean...the food. What is there to say other than, mmmmmMMMMMM!

I went with my lady for our anniversary after having been away for years. I had fond memories but was unsure how things may have changed since the early aughts. The food is so well done that we both cleaned our plates. I had the monkfish and she had the duck. Both were prepared perfectly. It's clear this kitchen cares about its ingredients. The artful composition of the dishes is clear in the menu, but when you take a bite, you want to just hold it there for a moment to really experience each flavor and texture. Not an easy thing to accomplish. Overall, a very satisfying dining experience.

The bad(ish):
Cocktails were average and the bartender seemed more interested in showing off his frantic shaker skills than in crafting a well-balanced beverage. I liked their take on the old fashioned. The other one's I tried, not so much.

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vipAliciaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were disappointed in the portions l, definitely plan to order extra or don’t go really hungry for brunch.
Our overpriced bill was messed up and we apparently paid less so we’re called to pay more. I’m my opinion a mistake made by the restaurant should be resolved by the restaurant. Oh and they charged the wrong card that they didn’t get approval for after the fact. Will never dine here again.

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vipNickW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. One of Philly’s finest.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, excellent vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch with our son and girlfriend and had great service and the food was terrific! My polenta with sweet corn and asparagus with a poached egg was sublime. Thanks for a lovely time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ChristineD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, and the serving sizes perfect.
Our server was wonderful.

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RandyC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my third time dining at Fork and it was absolutely incredible. I started with the Smoked Grapes with Brussels Sprouts and then had the Monkfish for my entrée.
Both were perfect. I chose to sit at the bar and I couldn't have asked for a better seat in the house. My bartender, Wyatt, was the epitome of a fine dining bartender. He was efficient, knowledgeable, attentive without being intrusive and best of all, personable. Super nice guy! This restaurant is gold. Each time I dine here I leave with a happy palate and a giddy sense of anticipation thinking about my next reservation at this indelible eatery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant with excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jamie, was the best! It had been a long time since we had experienced such attentiveness from a server. My favorite was the Country Pate and the Pennsylvania Trout...beautiful prepared and served!

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Alisia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menus. Amazing wine selections. Staff is attentive and professional. Would highly recommended.

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DcMax
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service. Perfect venue for an intimate dinner or for larger parties.

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MariMariEats
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was nice, but the floors could’ve used a good sweep and mop and rugs a good vacuuming. Looked like it hadn’t been done in days. I don’t remember it looking like that the last time I dined there. Food was great. Overpriced for the amount of food, but still tasty.

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Ayotunde
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in town. I make any excuse to go whether that be at lunch or dinner.

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vipElliot
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal at Fork! Did vegetarian this time and it was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Service was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cuisine and friendly and informative service.
Thank you!

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LacyQ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food presentation! This was a beautiful representation of what Philadelphia has to offer, and we will be back.

BM
vipBarbaraM
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

I was very disappointed, the service was truly awful even though they automatically add 20% gratuity (maybe because they do the service is so bad) .
The food was just o k. , however the restaurant is itself is very nice.

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vipbabs
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was truly outstanding from start to finish: great oysters and other starters, an awesome trout entrée to share followed by scrumptious desserts!

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ElizabethK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our brunch so much! I tried the steel head trout Benedict that was amazing! Our server recommended it and was also very knowledgeable!!! We will be back for sure!!

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vipDLVoigt
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish! We chose to dine outside for a Saturday brunch on what turned out to be a beautiful day. The day was only enhanced by the delicious food and great service! Standouts were the shakshouka, zaatar danish and tomato panzanella. Highly recommend!

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SammyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is outstanding and the menu is exquisite. Wish there were more vegetarian options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

AM
vipAndrewM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After so many years, Fork continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. If you haven’t been and you’re on the fence, don’t overthink it, just go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a wonderful time celebrating our wedding anniversary! The chef and server took special care with allergies and the food was spectacular. Will be back soon!

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vipGonewiththewind
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come regularly and love it, the food is excellent and creative, the atmosphere pleasant, the staff friendly. Ellen is the most consistent restaurateur in Philly. Whatever she does shines!

JC
vipJaneC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An intriguing menu, beautifully prepared and presented in the most friendly manner. So glad to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DianaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for an amazing dinner! Great way to show my Dad his first time in Philly! Thank you all!

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GKubj
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, and very accomodating of dietary restricions!

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Leslie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Overall we found the restaurant to be pretentious. My husband ordered the burger medium rare and was told the chef prefers it medium. I ordered the polenta dish and requested they omit the chili peppers. The waitress checked with the kitchen and said it was okay. Then the manager came over to ask if this request was because of a food allergy or preference. I said preference and she said chef thinks you will like it and if you don’t we will give you something else. It would have been customer friendly to say we understand and will omit the chili pepper. We dined at the restaurant when it first opened years ago and looked forward to returning. Our experience was less than satisfactory and we will not return again.

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JaneP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband thought it was the best duck he has ever had. The married flavors were outstanding. Next time we go back to Philly, we will go to Fork again.

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You can order delivery directly from Fork - Philadelphia using the Order Online button. Fork - Philadelphia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 625-9425.

Fork - Philadelphia is rated 4.6 stars by 4173 OpenTable diners.

Fork - Philadelphia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://forkrestaurant.com/shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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